Pine Rivers


 

Suburbs

  • Brendale (4500) 17km to CBD
  • Ferny Hills (4055) 12km to CBD
  • Arana Hills (4054) 11km to CBD
  • Everton Hills (4053) 10km to CBD
  • Eatons Hill (4037) 16km to CBD
  • Strathpine (4500) 19km to CBD
  • Albany Creek (4035) 14km to CBD
  • Warner (4500) 20km to CBD
  • Cashmere (4500) 21km to CBD

 

History

Prior to European settlement, the Pine Rivers area was home to a number of Aboriginal clans belonging to the Turrbal, Kabi (Kabi Kabi or Gubbi Gubbi) and Waka (Wakka Wakka) language groups. These groups enjoyed a considerable amount of social interaction, especially at the time of the bunya feasts in the Blackall Range and the Bunya Mountains.

On 1 December 1823, a party under the leadership of John Oxley first navigated the North Pine River, landed at Oxleys Inlet and climbed a hill in the area now commemorated by the John Oxley Reserve in Murrumba Downs.

Settlement of the Pine Rivers region had to await the closure of the Moreton Bay convict settlement in 1842, although some preliminary surveying of the region had already been carried out in preparation for free settlement.

Road access to the Pine Rivers region was limited until the discovery of gold at Gympie in 1867. Prior to this time, the first roads in the area crossed the South Pine River at Cashs Crossing and the North Pine River at Gordons Crossing or Youngs Crossing.

In 1868, the opening up of a coastal route to Gympie allowed Cobb and Co. coaches to expand local passenger and mail services. As Tom Petrie's Murrumba homestead was the location for the first change of horses after leaving Brisbane, a mail office and hostelry was established. 

During the 1960s, the rural nature of the district began to change rapidly as sustained residential development commenced.

With the expansion of industrial and commercial development at Brendale, Strathpine and Lawnton, however, opportunities for local employment increased and the Shire's economic base became more diversified. Retailing expanded rapidly in the area, culminating in the development of the Westfield Strathpine shopping centre which was opened in 1983.

 

Suburb Profile

Ferny Hills (4055)

  • Population: 8.7k
  • 1% 5 year population increase
  • 10 years average length of ownership
  • 14% renters
  • 86% owner occupiers

The size of Ferny Hills is approximately 10 square kilometres. It has 8 parks covering nearly 47% of total area. The population of Ferny Hills in 2006 was 8,652 people. By 2011 the population was 8,737 showing a population growth of 1.0% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Ferny Hills is 0-14 years. Households in Ferny Hills are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Ferny Hills work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 84.3% of the homes in Ferny Hills were owner-occupied compared with 84% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $541,250.

 

Brendale (4500)

  • Population: 1.8k
  • 1% 5 year population increase
  • 10 years average length of ownership
  • 43% renters
  • 57% owner occupiers

The size of Brendale is approximately 11 square kilometres. It has 4 parks covering nearly 3% of total area. The population of Brendale in 2006 was 1,740 people. By 2011 the population was 1,847 showing a population growth of 6.1% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Brendale is 0-14 years. Households in Brendale are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1400 - $1800 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Brendale work in a other occupation. In 2006, 51.6% of the homes in Brendale were owner-occupied compared with 56.2% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $438,000.

 

Warner (4500)

  • Population: 8.4k
  • 4% 5 year population increase
  • 7 years average length of ownership
  • 30% renters
  • 70% owner occupiers

The size of Warner is approximately 11 square kilometres. The population of Warner in 2006 was 4,774 people. By 2011 the population was 8,375 showing a population growth of 75.4% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Warner is 0-14 years. Households in Warner are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Warner work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 74.2% of the homes in Warner were owner-occupied compared with 69.5% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $500,000.

 

Cashmere (4500)

  • Population: 4.6k
  • 21% 5 year population increase
  • 7 years average length of ownership
  • 7% renters
  • 93% owner occupiers

The size of Cashmere is approximately 35 square kilometres. It has 4 parks covering nearly 1% of total area. The population of Cashmere in 2006 was 3,840 people. By 2011 the population was 4,648 showing a population growth of 21.0% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Cashmere is 0-14 years. Households in Cashmere are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Cashmere work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 93% of the homes in Cashmere were owner-occupied compared with 91.9% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $693,000.

 

Bray Park (4035)

  • Population: 10k
  • 2% 5 year population increase
  • 10 years average length of ownership
  • 28% renters
  • 72% owner occupiers

The size of Bray Park is approximately 5 square kilometres. It has 3 parks covering nearly 8% of total area. The population of Bray Park in 2006 was 8,828 people. By 2011 the population was 9,990 showing a population growth of 13.2% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Bray Park is 0-14 years. Households in Bray Park are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Bray Park work in a other occupation. In 2006, 74.7% of the homes in Bray Park were owner-occupied compared with 70.8% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $409,000.

 

Strathpine (4500)

  • Population: 9.3k
  • 8% 5 year population decrease
  • 11 years average length of ownership
  • 25% renters
  • 75% owner occupiers

The size of Strathpine is approximately 7 square kilometres. It has 8 parks covering nearly 8% of total area. The population of Strathpine in 2006 was 9,544 people. By 2011 the population was 9,276 showing a population decline of 2.8% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Strathpine is 0-14 years. Households in Strathpine are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Strathpine work in a other occupation.  Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $393,500. 

 

Eatons Hill (4037)

  • Population: 8k
  • 9.8% 5 year population increase
  • 9 years average length of ownership
  • 13% renters
  • 88% owner occupiers

The size of Eatons Hill is approximately 9 square kilometres. It has 5 parks covering nearly 6% of total area. The population of Eatons Hill in 2006 was 7,272 people. By 2011 the population was 7,988 showing a population growth of 9.8% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Eatons Hill is 0-14 years. Households in Eatons Hill are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Eatons Hill work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 87% of the homes in Eatons Hill were owner-occupied compared with 85.7% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $616,000.

 

Arana Hills (4054)

  • Population: 6.3k
  • 4% 5 year population decrease
  • 10 years average length of ownership
  • 20% renters
  • 80% owner occupiers

The size of Arana Hills is approximately 4 square kilometres. It has 9 parks covering nearly 20% of total area. The population of Arana Hills in 2006 was 6,743 people. By 2011 the population was 6,309 showing a population decline of 6.4% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Arana Hills is 0-14 years. Households in Arana Hills are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Arana Hills work in a professional occupation.  Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $532,000.

 

Everton Hills (4053)

  • Population: 5.8k
  • 9% 5 year population increase
  • 10 years average length of ownership
  • 18% renters
  • 82% owner occupiers

The size of Everton Hills is approximately 3 square kilometres. It has 5 parks covering nearly 4% of total area. The population of Everton Hills in 2006 was 5,102 people. By 2011 the population was 5,810 showing a population growth of 13.9% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Everton Hills is 0-14 years. Households in Everton Hills are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Everton Hills work in a professional occupation.  Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $552,500.

 

Albany Creek (4035)

  • Population: 15.8k
  • 6% 5 year population decrease
  • 10 years average length of ownership
  • 15% renters
  • 85% owner occupiers

The size of Albany Creek is approximately 10 square kilometres. It has 7 parks covering nearly 3% of total area. The population of Albany Creek in 2006 was 15,942 people. By 2011 the population was 15,846 showing a population decline of 0.6% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Albany Creek is 0-14 years. Households in Albany Creek are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Albany Creek work in a professional occupation.  Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $579,000.